Workshop: "Human Rights and the Arts"
Tue, February 5, 2013 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM • ART 3.434
Esteban Buch, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The purpose of this workshop is to create a space of interdisciplinary research and discussion about cultural history during the last Argentine dictatorship. The workshop is directed to students and scholars in different arts and cultural practices.
As a departure point, we will consider different cases within the field of music: the national anthem as a political instrument of the regime, the commissioned work to Alberto Ginastera for the 4th anniversary of the foundatino of the city of Buenos Aires, Astor Piazzolla's recording dedicated to the Mundial 78, the work of Gustavo Beytelmann in exile. Participants will focus on clues that allow a better understanding of the 1978-83 period from a more general perspective that will include the analysis of rock, folklore, tango, disco music, and other communal/celebratory practices in counterpoint with the repressive action of the regime. The workshop seeks to contribute to a debate about key concepts that organize both the memory of the Proceso and its historical study: collaboration, hegemony, state terrorism, and resistance.
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